Jokes about sexism
ecoscoll at ux7.cso.uiuc.edu
Mon Feb 26 11:48:50 EST 1996
Gert Jan Gast (gjgast at nioz.nl) wrote:
: > but I think
: >this is their way of supporting you without directly saying so.
: A woman who is told that she should be in the kitchen instead of
: the lab has to understand that as indirect support???? Are you
Stereotypes will probably always be around with us. They aren't
necessarily good things but, I find it hard to believe that we
will ever get rid of them. I find no offense with the "Women should
be in the kitchen/home" remarks that are meant to BE jokes.
Then said sarcastically, I find it extremely funny, especially
since I don't fit that stereotype (I can't cook very well, and
will probably never me a bood homemaker). Poking fun at a
sexist remark is a way of saying that times ARE changing. Women
are no longer confined to such limited tasks.
: We can't think of equivalent jokes we heard between men. We don't
: think it is a pure joke either. Men who accept women as full
: partners have no reason to make such jokes.
There is a PROLIFERATION of anti-men jokes. You should read
"Eve's Revenge: Saints, Sinners, and Stand-up Sisters
on the Ultimate Extinction of Men" by Tama Starr.
"There's a great woman behind every idiot." -- John Lennon
"Diamonds are a girl's best friend. Dogs are a man's best
friend. Now you know which sex is smarter." -- US Joke
That's just a small sampling of the material in the book. Both
sexes indulge in such sexual jokes. I think that in the world
of PC-ness, however, that the anti-women jokes are frowned
down far more than the anti-men jokes.
: Men who have a
: problem with women beside or above them will. So there always is
: an underlying meaning.
I think that depends on whom you talk to. I find that most
people purposely place "underlying meaning" where there is
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